Remembering your roots is important and if you are of Irish descent, The Writing Irish of New York will make you proud to be Irish. This book reminds us of how many incredible authors have come out of Ireland over 100 years. It also showcases a new group of Irish-American writers helping to continue to grow this unique and creative group. Colin Broderick, the Northern Irish mastermind behind this book, has assembled an incredible bunch of new Irish-American writers to showcase their writing along with his essays about some of the great Irish writers like Oscar Wilde, J.P. Dunleavy, Brendan Behan and Francis Scott Fitzgerald, the Irish American author of The Great Gatsby. Fresh from his book launch at the Irish Arts Center in Manhattan, Colin will speak about his life and his book.